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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_overdose

The term drug overdose describes the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in .... The 22,767 deaths relating to prescription drug overdose in 2013 , 16,235 (71.3%) involved opioid painkillers, and 6,973 (30.6%) involved ...

www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/prescription/abuse-international-statistics.html

In the US alone, more than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs, more than the ... Of the 22,400 drug overdose deaths in the US in 2005, opioid painkillers ...

www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html

Oct 23, 2017 ... 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. ... CDC report addresses the prescription and illicit drug problem in America.

www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/overdose.html

Aug 1, 2017 ... Prescription Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths. Around 46 people die every day from overdoses involving prescription opioids. Prescription ...

www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

Total U.S. Drug Deaths* - More than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids--nearly double in a ...

www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/prescription-drug-overdose

Across the United States, 40 people die each day because of overdosing on narcotic prescription medications. The most commonly abused prescription drugs  ...

www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/misuse-prescription-drugs/summary

Increases in prescription drug misuse over the last 15 years are reflected in increased emergency room visits, overdose deaths associated with prescription ...

deserthopetreatment.com/drug-overdose/prescription-drugs

A drug overdose occurs when an individual takes too much of a drug, and the body is unable to metabolize the substance quick enough.

www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/drug-overdose

Apr 13, 2018 ... WebMD explains how to recognize a drug overdose - either ... ingest the incorrect medication or take the wrong dose of a medication.